Are you (virtual) legs broken or something?
October 31, 2009 § 1 Comment
Alright time for a quick rant. You know what absolutely drives me crazy? People who do not release after a wipe, and people who wait for summons to instances.
Ok so first people who don’t release after a wipe–what the hell? If everyone is dead, there is no-one to rez you. That means while you and your lazy self are lying there waiting for a healer to show up, everyone else is running back through the instance. And some instances are not short. It’s just rude. It says that your time and energy is somehow more valuable then everyone else. Now, if it happens occasionally, like there’s a wipe on a really frustrating boss and you just need to step away you can say, “I need to go afk a sec, could someone please rez me?” And when I’m the healer, if we wipe and one person doesn’t release and run and doesn’t say anything other than ‘rez plz’ I will ignore them. And even if they ask nicely the first time, the second time they are on their own.
Your virtual legs work just as well as mine do you lazy jerk! Release and run back. Stop being an ass.
Then there’s the other people–who as soon as they get into a group, before the say anything else they chime in with, “summons pls.” They are apparently so busy with whatever they are doing that not only can they cannot take the time to make their way towards an instance, but they can’t even be bothered to fully type out ‘please’. You know when it really stood out to me that there was a summoning problem was right after Wrath came out and people started running the Violet Hold. Most of you know this, but for those that don’t, the Violet Hold is in Dalaran and there is no summoning stone.* So right after Wrath was release people would ask for summons to Dalaran all the time, and some of them were very very adamant that there was a summoning stone and the rest of us were just being jerks. Now, there are some understandable exceptions to this as well. If we are going to Halls of Lightning or something and 4 of the 5 people are in Northrend and the 5th person is in the Shimmering Flats, it may make more sense to summon that last person. But I would still prefer that they make a token effort or at least type a full sentence with complete words. Something like, “hey since I’m stuck aaaaaaall the way down in Shimmering Flats and my hearthstone is on cooldown, would you mind summoning me?” The group might chuckle a bit, but really they aren’t laughing at you. They are laughing because they are surprised by your etiquette and all the times in the past all they’ve gotten is “summons pls”.
“[Insert clever sign off phrase here]”
*Can you imagine the abuse if there were a summoning stone in Dalaran? Oh, your hearth’s on cooldown? No problem, just group up with a few people and get summoned to Dalaran. You think the lag is bad now? Hoo-boy I don’t even want to think about what it would be like if there was a stone in Dalaran.
You’re right – a little courtesy would go a long way in these situations. I am a big advocate of “We all wipe, we all run” but if someone asks nicely, chances are, I’ll be nice back and rez them.
And the summoning situation is the same thing – if we’re all over the place, we all can make an effort to get to the instance. Whatever you’re doing is not so FANTASTICALLY important that you need a summons from the area right next to the instance.